CENTENNIAL NEWS

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4th of July Parade: Come represent Centennial UMC in St. Anthony Park’s 4th of July parade and welcome the thousands of parade attendees at our church building as they stop to use the bathroom and pass by to festivities at Langford Park.  Meet at the St. Anthony Park Campus building at 10:30 am, parade starts at 11 am.

Compassion

Caregiver lunch and fellowship: Sunday, July 14, 11:45am at St. Anthony Park Campus | Do you provide care for a loved one with a disability or illness? I do! I know I’m not alone in this season of caregiving. A few minutes after church is just not enough time to share resources, struggles and support each other!  Join us July 14 at SAP after the service for lunch and to meet others going through the same thing.  We’re stronger together! Share with others that may want to join! Contact if interested: Nancy Warner 651-270-7792

Calling All Cooks! Looking for 3-4 people willing to prepare meals for church members who have been hospitalized, experiencing illness and bereavement.  Meals can be made for 1-2 people and will be frozen for future delivery.  Foods such as casseroles and soups would be great! Contact Julia Nordling at parishnurse@centennialumc.org or 651.633.7644 with questions.

Faithful Hospitality: July 4, 5, and 6 or other July date options | Faithful Hospitality family homeless shelter will be at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in St. Anthony Park for the month of July.  Overnight shifts are from 7pm to 7am on weekdays and 7pm to 8am on weekends.  Centennial UMC has agreed to provide at least one adult for overnights on July 4, 5, and 6.  Other overnight days in July are also available. Please contact Deena Strohman at stro0410@umn.edu for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

Habitat for Humanity 2024 Project: Volunteers can sign up for the Habitat for Humanity 2024 Project at the Habitat Humanity Hub:  http://holyhammers.tchabitat.volunteerhub.com. The project will run from April 15 - June 14. Volunteers can sign up for any day during the project. Centennial has been asked to focus on 6/24, 6/3-6 and 6/10-14. If you can help out with food service contact: Bonnie Bougie | bougiebj@hotmail.com or Pat Torgrimson | pat.torgrimson@gmail.com. Questions? Contact Jack Griffin  | jacklgriffin@hotmail.com.

Coffee Hour Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for the Sunday Coffee Hour at the Roseville Campus. [CLICK HERE] for easy online sign-up . If the link is not for you, please sign up on the paper form at the Roseville sign-up center or email Dodie |  dodiewoodis@gmail.com with the Sunday(s) you are available.

Office Volunteer Sign-up: Can you help us cover the Roseville front office desk until the new Communications and Office Manager position is filled? Volunteers will be answering phones and helping with light office work as needed (details and instructions provided). [CLICK HERE] to sign up!

Want to get involved? Contact: Randy Oelschlager rjjdo123@comcast.net

Discipleship

Prayer partners needed for Youth Service trip: We’d like to send prayers from the congregation with our youth and adult leaders as they embark on a four day service trip to Two Harbors from June 23rd-June 26th. Write a prayer and email them to Pastor Whitney | wsheridan@centennialumc.org

Summer Camp Registration |  https://www.campminnesota.org/  Scholarships are available.  Questions?  Contact Pastor Jen | janderson@centennialumc.org

Flames Ministry Schedule: April - August | The Flames invite you to know God together in worship, fellowship and service. We meet 2nd Sundays for class and worship (with ASL) at Roseville. Flames  welcome teens and adults with disabilities and other life challenges. [CLICK HERE] to view our schedule for spring and summer activities. Contact: Debby Newman  | DebbyAndEve@gmail.com

Bible Study at St. Anthony Park: Sundays 9:30am before worship, in the fellowship hall downstairs. | St. Anthony Park campus |  Questions contact Alan O'Donnell, arodonnell@hotmail.com.

Bible Study at Roseville: Wednesdays at 6:00pm | Roseville Campus in Asbury 1 | Join anytime! Trouble reading and understanding the bible? Come and sift through the scriptures together. Find things for the first time or see things in a new light regardless of your background. We’ll use tools from Les Feldick Ministries.  Contact: Mark Meyer mark.meyer@netzero.com.    

Justice

Preparing for Miracle Moments 2024! Centennial is partnering with the Minnesota Wrongfully Convicted Judicial Reform, for Miracle Moments with Santa on 12/14. This event gives the children of families with incarcerated loved ones a chance to experience the joy of gift-giving by shopping in Santa’s workshop. Over the summer, we are collecting gifts. [CLICK HERE] for gift ideas. Please contact Karensa Fischer at 651-270-3738 to volunteer. Gifts can be dropped off at the Roseville office, or contact Karensa to make other arrangements. 

Spreading Welcome at Twin Cities Pride: June 29 and 30, Loring Park | You can let PRIDE attendees know that there is a place for them in United Methodist congregations at the Minnesota Reconciling Congregations booth at the Twin Cities PRIDE festival.  Sign up at https://ttsu.me/9nvdaa to help staff the booth or check out details on participating in the Sunday march here: https://www.mnrcumc.org/pride/.

General Conference Summary: Our United Methodist General Conference wrapped up May 3 with historic decisions on many fronts. The United Methodist Church’s longtime condemnation of homosexuality—which sparked a half-century of conflict—is now no more.  The stage is set for a new regional structure for our denomination. The ban on ordination of gay clergy has been lifted. You can find the Minnesota Annual Conference’s summary of these and other major decisions at: https://www.minnesotaumc.org/newsdetail/summary-of-key-decisions-from-the-postponed-2020-general-conference-18356278
 
Visit the Rondo Commemorative Plaza: 
315 Fisk Street, St. Paul – Learn more about the history of the Rondo Neighborhood of St. Paul at the Rondo Center of Diverse Expression, whose mission is to rekindle the spirit of Rondo and the preservation of those values that sustained Rondo through the devastation of its community.  Visit the small museum, art display, and artifacts interpreting the Rondo experience.

Sacred Sites Tours: Tours are led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Kelly Sherman Conroy (Oglala Lakota). The tours offer an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence / meditation / reflection. www.mnchurches.org/what-we-do/healing-minnesota-stories

Want to get involved? Contact: Monique Lindquist moniquelindquist@gmail.com

Worship

Worship at Roseville Campus is at 9:00am  |  Worship at St. Anthony Park is at 10:30am
Preaching next week: Pastor Whitney Sheridan
Pride Sunday: June 23 | Celebrate God’s love in diversity, inclusivity, and joy next week at our Pride Sunday celebration! Participate in a glitter blessing in worship, and with special treats after worship. 

Centennial United Women in Faith (UWF) Thank You

Thank you to all who supported our recent Spring Luncheon/Silent Auction.  This was our major fund raiser for the year and our Net Profit was $2740!  Again - THANK YOU. - Laurie Resch, UWF President

COMMUNITY Info

We are in the process of hiring a Communications & Office Manager. During this time of transition, please reach out
to the following individuals for assistance:
Room & Zoom reservations - Steve King | sking@centennialumc.org
Prayer Chain - Whitney Sheridan | wsheridan@centennialumc.org
Anything else - Jen Anderson| janderson@centennialumc.org or Whitney Sheridan | wsheridan@centennialumc.org

Raquel Maas’ 50th Birthday Bash: June 30 12pm-3:30pm | Fellowship Hall, Roseville Campus | Please come join and instead of gifts it is a potluck. There will be music, dancing, photo booth, and pinata for all ages to break. Please RSVP by June 22nd to Raquel - Text 651-387-2625 or email koanra99@gmail.com

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